One of the most sanctifying parts of discipleship is serving. Serving can come in many different forms. It can mean cutting someone's grass, visiting someone that's lonely, giving someone your clothes, or even training someone how to do something. As Christians we exist to serve.
Christ was the exact representation of God Almighty (Heb 1:3 and Col 1:15). He came to serve (Matt 20:28). He set the example for those that would place their faith in Him for salvation (Phil 2:1-11). Therefore, you could absolutely say "We have been saved to serve."
Now as I make this statement, there are two types of people that will respond in two very different ways. The first person will give an "amen" and be filled with great joy. The other will will respond with reluctance. The reason for the the two different responses is that one person truly believes Jesus, when He said "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). While the other person remains hesitant and unwilling in their unbelief.
If we want to be a church where Jesus is at the center then serving must be at the top of our priority list, not on the "If I don't have anything else going on" list.
In this blog you will see our new "Needs" board. This is hanging in the hallway outside the elevator. I pray that you will begin taking time and finding out the needs of others, so we as a church family can meet those needs. I know that we have many D-Life groups as well as Sunday School classes that are looking to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Now we just need to find out the needs.